They said they were opening next Tuesday.
But, in a twist (who doesn't love a twist?), Westward and Little Gull Grocery, the north Lake Union waterfront seafood-centric, boat-up spots we've been waiting all summer for, are open! Right now. For lunch and dinner. And the in-between hours (11am til 10pm, or 11pm on weekends).
Summertime, I think, is wine cocktail time. Why? Because they tend to be super refreshing, easy-to-make, flavorful, and a little lighter on their feet than some other drinks. As summer is starting to wind down, I figured that having a few good wine cocktails at the ready over these next few weeks would be a good idea—it never hurts to try and draw summer out as long as possible.
There've been some really nice developments happening down in the Rainier Valley lately. At the top of my list is the opening of Tin Umbrella, a sweet coffee shop in the under-served Hillman City neighborhood. Owner Joya Iverson spoke with the Rainier Valley Post about how she came to open the shop, and her story's quite an inspiration.
Sure, it’s Seattle, and there is always (well, almost always) a bit of a breeze coming in off the water. But still, in late August when the sun is blaring down and the humidity is high, we need some drinks that are designed to cool us down. If you’ve spent the afternoon working hard in the yard, biking or enjoying other outdoorsy summer activities, I suggest you make one of the following beverages:
Wow! What a wonderful Auction of Washington Wine weekend!
The three-day event raised $2 million, with proceeds benefiting uncompensated care at Seattle Children’s Hospital and Washington State University’s Viticulture & Enology Program.
The picnic, the winemaker dinners and the spectacular gala are big fun, and a great time to make some delicious discoveries. Here were a few of my favorites:
Last winter I introduced you to my favorite Snoqualmie Pass lunch stop, the Aardvark Curry Trailer. I've got a soft spot for folks who live their passion, and Dan's the happiest guy cooking out of a trailer I've ever met. His curry bowls are a huge hit with boarders, skiers and snowshoers, but he's outgrown his tiny digs. Wood's hoping to move into a real kitchen, one he intends to build inside a train. Well, part of a train.
Recently, we wrote about the five essential home bar tools, and cocktail mixers you should make yourself instead of buying. So now that you have the bar stocked with proper tools and the mixers made, the fun really begins--making drinks at home will charm friends and make your parties (big and small) more memorable. Herewith, a few drinks that use the mixers referenced in last week's post.
Oh, goodie! Just got a sneak peek at the dessert lineup for Thursday’s Auction of Washington Wine Picnic, a winning combination of nostalgia-inspired sweets--root beer floats bring out the kid in everybody!--and trendy treats. Tulalip Resort Casino’s Nikol Nakamura has done it again!
Here’s what picnic-goers can expect:
The Auction of Washington Wines weekend is upon us, and Thursday's fabulous kickoff event—aptly named PIcnic—showcases everything we love about summer and wine tasting in Woodinville Wine Country. This year’s auction has an Olympics-style gold medal theme, and the opening ceremony will not disappoint.